Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Searching Jerome Cute

This site's webalizer stats include a record of search strings that, when input to a search engine, rustled Earth Wide Moth from the server and called her name and location into a hit list (last in the list, I'm sure, in Google's 92,800 connects for "Sex in the City rumor" and in Altavista's 45, 135 hits for "Sun alarm benefit"). Because I'm still having fun with this whole venture, I was particularly taken by the collision of querying strings, by the no-look grabs of unknowing users, users who don't know we're here. It's an odd, broad range--indicative of a strained, decentered server-side ethos (the text in the machine, removed): a mix of my writing on EWM and our course-related writing over at the site for EN106. A blaring maelstorm of criss-crossing information-text-flow. So, to celebrate five weeks of weblogging (it was a Tuesday, early January when this began), I concocted a search-string pantoum--a randomization of the 33 search-calls, re-formatted, re-presented, near-poetically. The top search-string, "gunnite," gets to be the title of this playful treat; a treat, BTW, not nearly as good as the Hunter's Stew we slurped for dinner tonight. The poem:

Gunnite
A Weblog Pantoum | Search String Style 

CNN frozen cat
Film Excuse Me Darling
2004 email addresses Jerome Cute
Comments about Jeff Gordon

Film Excuse Me Darling
Sex in the City rumor
Comments about Jeff Gordon
Sun alarm benefit

Sex in the City rumor
Steal drum band downloads
Sun alarm benefit
Real life examples of misunderstanding due to cultures

Steal drum band downloads
Wide moth
Real life examples of misunderstanding due to cultures
Gunnite location

Wide moth
Mohawk tools and weapons
Gunnite location
In which country soccer was invented

Mohawk tools and weapons
Pedagogy and classroom seating arrangements
In which country soccer was invented
William Jewell snow day

Pedagogy and classroom seating arrangements
Different seating arrangments for classrooms
William Jewell snow day
Sex and the City endings

Different seating arrangments for classrooms
Super bowl 38 half time show
Sex and the City endings
Paper find of my divorce at January 312004

Super bowl 38 half time show
Where would i find one of those vibrating football games?
Paper find of my divorce at January 312004
How wide is the Earth?

Where would i find one of those vibrating football games?
Plagiarismo
How wide is the Earth?
How will sex and the city end?

Plagiarismo
Essayrelief.com
How will Sex and the City end?
Budwieser Superbowl commercials

Essayrelief.com
Sex and the City winter time
Budwieser Superbowl commercials
Drain pea trap sink

Sex and the City winter time
Relationships dependant
Drain pea trap sink
Autobiographical sketch (outline)

Relationships dependant
Chairs made into toilet seats
Autobiographical sketch (outline)
Classroom arrangements

Chairs made into toilet seats
Church and science throughout the ages
Classroom arrangements
Hide bushel

Church and science throughout the ages
CNN frozen cat
Hide bushel
2004 email addresses Jerome Cute

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